This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of April 12th 2015 for 1 - Ik "eek" or Wind in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with Mercury moving into Taurus, Pluto turning retrograde, the Aries New Moon, and the Sun entering Taurus.
April 12th is 1 - Ik "eek" or Wind which carries the themes of air, breath, life force, prana, chi, that which animates life, inspiration, imagination, the spark of creativity and spirit, communication, and the dissemination of seeds and ideas. The day glyph for wind is a T shaped cross that represents the Mayan god of wind but is also symbolic of trees which restore the life energy to the air. This thirteen day period would be a good time to communicate your inspiration and connect with the life force that makes you unique.
Before I get into the daily energy for 1 – Ik "eek" or Wind, on the 12th all the planets appear to be moving forward from our vantage point on Earth, except Saturn which appears to move retrograde or in reverse motion. Remember the themes of retrograde planets are the review the past, re-evaluate, reminisce and we can see these themes being played out. Saturn retrograde reviews our commitments, plans, what we do for work, and structures of our lives. This one is a little more complicated than most because Saturn begins its apparent reverse movement in Sagittarius, but eventually backs into the final degrees of Scorpio. Saturn retrograde is a task master that demands we take responsibility to review, our beliefs while in Sagittarius and our ethics while in Scorpio.
The big change for the Wind trecena is that Pluto turns retrograde on the 5 - Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation. When Pluto, the planet of transformation through a death and rebirth cycle, turns retrograde, which is about reviewing the past, April begins a time of releasing anything from the past that is a burden to our new path. We can choose to let go or we can have it ripped from our hands, we have a choice about how we want to react, but Pluto will take our baggage regardless of our attachment, if it doesn't have a purpose in our rebirth. What I find interesting about the astrology of April is Pluto in Capricorn slows to a stop and begins its reverse or retrograde motion on the 16th. Planets are said to be at the peak of their power when they are stopped. Pluto represents death, completion, and in Capricorn, the breakdown of structures, to bring about transformation. Pluto moved into Capricorn in 2008 which was the point when the overly optimistic investments of Pluto in Sagittarius started to crash. Pluto in Capricorn is determined in exposing the darkness, destroying the old order, so that we can rise up like the Phoenix from the ashes to soar again. Pluto will be in Capricorn until 2024, and early in its transit through a sign there is a breakdown phase, where something that no longer serves us is dismantled to create space for something new. Capricorn is about large structures which includes banks, governments, corporations, and religions. This is a time of a cosmic course correction for the entire planet. We cannot continue to harm Mother Earth for the economic gain of a few. Pluto is about power and empowerment which I believe is about our spiritual evolution from being conditioned to live in fear of not getting our needs met, like too many rats in a maze, to realizing there is enough for all, we don't need to fight each other. We have been sold, and at a high price I might add, the concept of "manufactured lack". It is the resistance to Pluto's lesson of letting go of the past, that brings tragedy and pain.
Capricorn is about building and achievement and as an earth sign it's rooted in the material world. The goat climbing the highest mountains is its symbol. Pluto rules the underworld so look for events from underground such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and giant sink holes, and events involving tunnels or subways, and infrastructures in general, but also battles for underground resources, such as oil and fracking. Here in Maine we are battling the Nestle corporation as their subsidiary Poland Springs is taking legal action against the locals over water rights, as they drain the aquifer for profit, while people's wells are going dry. Capricorn is also about the elderly and in the U.S. we have a political battle over social security, which was paid for by people's payroll deductions and has nothing to do with the national debt, but because our government borrowed from social security and has no way to pay it back, they want to dismantle this life line for our seniors.
This time of Pluto moving in reverse, creating more separation from Uranus after last month’s seventh and final challenging square to Uranus in Aries. These challenging angles between Uranus, the planet of disruption, revolution and unexpected change in Aries, the sign of the individual, challenging Pluto the planet of death and destruction but also rebirth, in the sign of Capricorn representing structures including governments and corporations, is the most powerful transit of our time. These two titans have had exact confrontations an amazing seven times between 2012 and 2015. Usually this type of transit occurs three or five times. Seven times is unusual and very intense. We are in the post square time period as we continue to assimilate the energetic of the seven squares.
Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena.
April 12th for 1 – Ik "eek" or Wind: unity experienced through communication in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, while Mars sextiles Neptune bringing a time when the ego takes a back seat to seeing the world with greater sensitivity and heightened intuition. It brings a perspective when looking at friends and the folks we interact with, with greater compassion and the desire to help out. Great energy for activities like walking meditations, yoga or tai chi, or something that links physical activity with spiritual experiences and creative projects that require physical action. Also on the 12th the Moon is challenged by Mercury, finds support from Venus, and harmonizes with Saturn which begins with folks being critical in their communications particularly with the people they have intimate relationships with, then later shifts to enjoying social interactions with others, and finally having realistic expectations through being calm and reflective.
The 13th is 2 - Akbal "awk-bol" or Night: duality experienced through contemplating the stars, while the Aquarius Moon is challenged by Mars, opposed by Jupiter, and stimulated by Uranus which moves from people feeling irritable which could lead to needless disputes, then later folks having feelings of generosity, and finally brings pleasant yet restless energy that desires emotional excitement.
April 14th is 3 - Kan "con" or Seed or Lizard: taking action through planting seeds and making new connections, while Mercury enters Taurus which lasts two and a half weeks until Mercury goes into Gemini May 7th. In Taurus Mercury slows down communication and stabilizes thinking to be more practical and constructive. Also on the 14th the Moon harmonizes with the Sun and Mercury, and is challenged by Venus and Saturn, which shifts from feelings of inner and outer equanimity, to lots of chatting with friends, neighbors, coworkers, then later having pleasant energy to be with friends and loved ones, and finally people feeling lonely or isolated.
The 15th is 4 - Chicchan "chee-chan" or Serpent: stability through being flexible, while Venus opposed Saturn which can bring a sense of conflict between our duties and discipline, and our desire for socializing and enjoying friendships. Somehow even if we can get away from our obligations, we can't fully enjoy ourselves. Saturn can be cold, leaving us feeling lonely even in the presence of those we love and enjoy. Don't take these feelings too seriously, this is a short term transit, and only effects us for a few days. Relationships will make us aware of aspects of ourselves that we prefer not face. Also on the 15th the Pisces Moon merges with Neptune, and harmonizes with Mars and Pluto, which moves from feelings of empathy for those around us, including the possibility of clairvoyance and telepathic experiences for those of us who are sensitive by nature, to later brings the desire to work independently from others, and finally having deep emotions finding their way to the surface and felt on a profound level.
April 16th is 5 - Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation: empowerment through releasing what no longer serves us, with Pluto, the planet of transformation through a death and rebirth cycle, turns retrograde, which is about reviewing the past and will require releasing anything from the past that is a burden to our new path. Pluto is affecting many of us as it changes directions at 15 degrees of Capricorn to spend about six months appearing to move in reverse from our vantage point on Earth. This is a time of increasing intensity and force, when superficiality will not be enough. This will be particularly intense for people with personal planets at 15 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn. Also on the 16th the Aries Moon finds support from Saturn which people settle into a more sober and realistic view of life.
The 17th is 6 - man-eek" : being in the flow through being of service to others, while Mars squares Jupiter, which brings energy for successful activities and furthering new projects, with a caution against being reckless during this surge of unbridled desire. Folks will be tempted to shoot first and ask questions later, acting quickly without considering all the factors. Unjustified optimism that our efforts today will "turn into gold" may unbalance our judgment. Thru planning and fore thought we may find success, but it will not come about based solely on luck. This transit is future oriented, and good for furthering new projects, just avoid overextending yourself or your resources. There is also a fondness for taking risks and pushing beyond normal limitations of energy, impulsivity now will be paid for in the future, which may be less than pleasant, or it may result in accidents at this time. Putting this energy into practical actions (Mars in Taurus) that require confidence and faith (Jupiter in Leo) may be the best way to utilize this transit. Also on the 17th the Moon in Aries harmonizes with Venus, finds support from Jupiter, is challenged by Pluto, and merges with Uranus. The day begins with wanting to be with friends and the people we love, followed by people having a pleasant sense of wellbeing, then later having the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run, and finally people feeling impulsive and acting rashly, with moods changing quickly and unexpectedly.
April 18th is 7 - Lamat "la-maught" or Star or Rabbit or Venus: reflection through being grateful for abundant relationships, with the Aries New Moon as it make no major planetary angles for the Moon with the exception of merging with the Sun. The Mars Jupiter square is still active in the New Moon chart. Mars rules Aries, bringing forceful expansive energy to starting something new. Both Mercury and Venus are applying toward aspects to Neptune bringing the flow of imagination and spirituality to the lunation. New Moons bring the opportunity to set an intension for manifestation on the following full moon. Look to the house of your astrology chart that contains 28 degrees Aries to consider what area of your life is being activated by this new moon. For me that would be my eleventh house of hopes and dreams but also friends and groups, so I would set an intension related to using this energy for furthering dreams and friendships. If you were able to use the Pisces New Moon solar eclipse to let go of the past relationships, situations, and beliefs that no longer serve you, this New Moon in Aries is calling you to embrace your true self and move forward in new directions unencumbered.
The 19th is 8 Muluc "moo-luke" or Offering: balance through appreciating creation, with Mercury sextile Neptune which positively stimulates imaginations and sensitivity to the world around us both physical and non physical through our intuition. This is not the best day for clarity or doing precision detailed work, instead turning our attention towards the spiritual aspects of life will be benefited. This could be a period of dreaminess where folks spend more time fantasizing. Withdrawal from life is not bad, and is often important for feeding the world within through inspiration, as the intangible reality is as important as the material world. This may be a time where we are more aware of what's going on in the minds of others, which may be difficult in keeping our intuitions organized. Clarity and detail are not favored at this time. Also on the 19th Venus squares Neptune which brings the interaction between a planet and its higher octave planet. Venus is personal love and Neptune is unconditional universal love. This alignment stimulates our romantic imaginations which can be somewhat unrealistic about love and social interactions. Daydreaming is common under this influence which could lead to artistic expression. The caution here is about expecting loved ones to live up to an impossible romantic ideal, and discovering that you're partnered with a mere mortal. Enjoy the fantasy, but recognize it is a passing phase, and not the reality to build a foundation on. Relationship begun under this influence may be based on fantasies that could lead to problems down the road, so experience a love connecting made at during this transit over a long period time before making a commitment. This can also damage existing relationships, if there are strong egos involved. Although mostly relationships that breakdown under this influence are not based in reality to begin with. Also on the 19th the Taurus Moon harmonizes with Neptune, merges with Mercury and Mars, is challenged by Jupiter, and finds support from Pluto. This is a great deal of emotional stimulus that shifts from being very sensitive to the moods of others, to positive energy for integrating our thoughts and moods, followed by benevolent and generous feelings for those in our immediate environment, then later experiencing irritable moods and critical communications, and finally Pluto bringing out intense emotions and stimulating sensitivity, which also favors sexual relationships.
April 20th is 9 - Oc "awk" or Dog: patience experienced through enjoying family and friends, while the Sun enters Taurus which illuminates purposeful determination and becoming efficient in practical matters for a month. This brings a grounded earth quality as many are working the soil in hopes of a harvest. This also may bring more of a focus on security, both emotionally and materially, along with having the resources needed to live comfortably. Also on the 20th the Moon in Taurus makes no angles and is void of course until moving into Gemini, which does not favor major decisions or purchases, but is good to use for resting to assimilate this latest round of energy and experiences.
The 21st is 10 - Chuen "shoe-in" or Monkey: manifestation through creating something new, while Mercury squares Jupiter usually brings feelings of optimism and positive perspective regarding life. People are inclined to set long range plans and goals for the future, from a place of seeing the big picture. This is also favorable for business deals and commercial transactions. If you are unaware of this transit you could overlook details that are important to the creation of your overall grand vision. Also be careful about communicating to others in a way that may be seen as arrogant or self righteous in tone. Awareness is key to working with this energy. Don't let this much optimism lead to sloppiness and overlooking important details. Also on the 21st Mars trines Pluto which is a supportive connection between the traditional and modern rulers of Scorpio and an alignment between planet octaves. Mars representing our desires and personal will and Pluto is the transcendent will of the Universe and the empowerment of the authentic self. A trine between Mars and Pluto is good for making changes in our lives and to become more effective in changing the world around us. This can stimulate peoples' ambitions without others feeling threatened. With Pluto involved the Martian ego gets sublimated so our efforts should be for the greater good or we will sow the seeds of our own self undoing. Also on the 21st the Gemini Moon is opposed by Saturn, challenged by Neptune, merges with Venus, and harmonizes with Jupiter, which begins with feeling lonely and isolated, followed by daydreams and fantasies feeling more important than reality, then later feels cheerful, warm, gregarious, and wanting to go out and socialize, and finally feeling in the flow and having a sense of wholeness.
April 22nd is 11 - Eb "eb" or Road: resolution through serving your community, while Mercury trines Pluto and conjunct Mars. Mercury trine Pluto can bring concern about the deeper issues in life. This has people wanting to dig below the surface to uncover mysteries. On a personal level this can be excellent for inner work, so it might be a good day for some "alone time" to discover some of the deeper dimensions of your psyche. Communications may seem rather serious and profound. Thoughts will be more focused and gain insights about important developments. Mercury is conjunct Mars which should be handled with care because folks are more argumentative and take their egos too seriously. There could be information that activates circumstances with the need to take action. Also on the 22nd Venus sextiles Jupiter which brings feelings of contentment and benevolence. A very nice sense of being at peace with the world. Friendships benefit from generosity with activities engaged in at this time, becoming a fair exchange over time. This is also favorable for financial dealings, particularly foreign investments, or agreements related to medicine or legal matters. Friendships or romantic relationships that begin under this influence should be mutually beneficial. Also this is a very good day for getting together with friends and enjoying this lighthearted transit particularly engaging in some form of rest and recreation, and leaving the more serious or routine business for another day. Also on the 22nd the Moon in Gemini is stimulated by Uranus which brings pleasant yet restless feelings craving emotional excitement to do something outside the daily routine.
The 23rd is 12 - Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn: understanding through maintaining the home, with the Cancer Moon in harmony with the Sun and supported by Neptune which shifts from feeling balance between our inner and outer worlds, to later our innermost subconscious fantasies and daydreams confusing reality, which may not be great for accomplishing much work.
April 24th is 13 - Ix "eesh" or Jaguar: movement to the next stage through enjoying nature, while Mercury sextile Chiron brings understanding to and communication about our healing processes. Also on the 24th the Moon in Cancer is opposed by Pluto, in harmony with Mars and Mercury, and challenged by Uranus, which begins with deep emotions rising to the surface, followed having the desire to work independently from others, then later folks acting hasty and jumping to conclusions that may not be correct, and finally being very social and having lots of conversations.
So no matter what energies are affecting you during this 1 Wind trecena, take some time to be in the flow of the planet by being in nature, watching a sunrise or sunset, communing with the stars, being conscious of the moment through introspection, meditation or being with someone you love. Every day is a blessing no matter what dramas beckon to distract us. We are all giving the performance of a life time on this world stage, just take some time to observe the play as well as act your part. Remember you are a spiritual being having a human experience.
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